Based on a real story, ‘The Watcher’ (starring Bobby Cannavale and Naomi Watts) tells the tale of the house at 657 Boulevard in Westfield, NJ.
But a different house in Westchester County served as filming location for the fictional Brannock family home.
And since we can’t resist a good story with a dreamy house set at the center of the action...
we set out to find both the real Watcher house in New Jersey and the lovely colonial that portrays it in the new Netflix show.
The Watcher is centered on an equally real house located at 657 Boulevard in Westfield, NJ.
The 6-bedroom home was built in 1905 and is one of the grandest homes on the block, facing the wide, tree-lined street called the Boulevard.
This might give us an inkling as to why the nearly 4,000-sq-ft. house caught the eye of the so-called Watcher.
The Broaddus family paid $1,355,657 for their 657 Boulevard home back in 2014, but sold it 5 years later for only $959,000.
For the Netflix series, the producers chose a grander, more modern house to portray the role of 657 Boulevard.
A sprawling 10,000-sq. ft. home located at 1 Warriston Ln, Rye, in Westchester County, NY was used as filming location for The Watcher house.
Built in 2016, the 19-room house was designed by renowned architect Douglas Vanderhorn.
Zillow.com estimates its worth at around $6 million, making it far more valuable than the house it plays in the Netflix series.
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Credit for photos: Eric Liebowitz/Netflix, Google Streetview, Zillow